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If we are fortunate enough to live a long life, we will all someday be considered elderly.
The golden years of a person’s life should be full of relaxation and enjoyment. Being able to explore new hobbies and experiences without common stressors that can be experienced in the workforce.
Unfortunately, not everyone stays healthy as their ‘golden years’ progress. Independence is not always possible when lack of mobility, mental health issues, and serious chronic conditions make supervision and sometimes a nursing staff necessary.
The ideal situation is for a family member to step in and take care of their elderly relative, in an environment they are used to. This could be their own home, drawing on the assistance of home health nurses, if necessary. However, in a lot of cases, that isn’t possible, leaving many families to face the difficult task of finding a nursing home for their loved ones. It may be a necessary step to become a resident of an assisted living or nursing home facility.
The staff in most nursing homes are there because they want to make the quality of life the best it can be for the seniors in their care. They treat their patients the way they would a member of their own family, with respect and a nurturing attitude.
Unfortunately, some nursing homes have poor practices and untrained employees, this could result in abuse or neglect on the part of its’ residents. If you or someone you love have recently suffered abuse in a nursing home facility, it will important that you work with John K. Zaid & Associates. Each nursing home abuse lawyer from our firm has extensive experience in representing one of the most vulnerable populations.
To prevent your loved one from experiencing abuse, it will be important to spend time researching possible nursing homes in your area. Although maltreatment may still occur, choosing a nursing home that is qualified and reputable can mitigate your chances of abuse happening to the person you love. Here are some helpful tips for choosing a nursing home or assisted living facility that you can feel good about:
It will be important that you do your research. Visit multiple facilities, ask questions, and look for online reviews.
Are there activities available to the people living there? Social outlets are important for people. You will want to make sure that residents have the ability to participate in these activities and are not isolated.
It can be shocking to learn that a person you love has been hurt by caregivers you paid and entrusted to care for your loved one. You will want to take the necessary steps to ensure that the nursing home facility is penalized for their wrongdoings. It may make sense to take legal action if you have been injured or have suffered from abuse in a nursing home. Call a nursing home abuse lawyer today to speak with a member of our Houston, TX legal team.
Leaving a precious family member in a nursing home is excruciatingly hard, even under the best circumstances. The feelings of guilt are often overwhelming, leading to sleepless nights filled with worry. Sadly, sometimes the worry is warranted. There are some nursing home staff members, one-third of them according to statistics, who are abusive or negligent toward some of the most vulnerable, helpless souls in the world. In some cases, patients are verbally abused, there are times when food, water, and medicine are not being dispensed, help with hygiene is sometimes neglected and blatant physical abuse also occurs way too often.
Complicating things in trying to discern whether a loved one is being subjected to mistreatment or neglect is the fact that oftentimes, communication is hard or even nonexistent for many seniors. They may not be able to verbalize what is happening to them, making it almost impossible to prove any misconduct is happening.
John K. Zaid & Associates is here to fight with you to uncover the truth and bring to justice anyone who would harm the very people who most deserve love and respect.
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